Tennessee Wilderness Act Moves to U.S. Senate Floor

Bill Would Create First New Wilderness Area in 25 Years John Michaelson, Tennessee News Service     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state’s most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress.     First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for […]

Fulmer To Begin Middle East USO Tour

Former Tennessee head football coach Philip Fulmer, accompanied by former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, will begin a USO (United Service Organizations) tour of the Middle East this week. The pair is participating in the USO Celebrity Entertainment Program, continuing a long-standing tradition of entertaining and visiting with U.S. troops, bringing them “a touch of […]

Concerned Citizens' Candidate Town Hall

Schedule of Events: From 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.:     Candidates are present at their booth or have a staffed table — meet and greet. From 5:15p.m.-5:30p.m.:     We will have audience take their seats, explain the program format and say the pledge of allegiance. From 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:     The Town Hall will focus on Knox County Commission races. From 6:30p.m […]

The Theodicy Question

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I plan to see the movie Noah despite the warnings of some fundamentalists.  I believe my faith can handle a story not told by the King James Bible.  I mean no disrespect to the fundamentalist perspective, which originated in the late 19th century, and holds that every word in the Bible […]

A Day Away: Those Drive-In Theaters

By Mike Steely I don’t know about you, but when I was a teen and had the use of the family car I often went to a drive-in theater, either with a bunch of other teens or with a date. Taking a date was my preference but it was seldom that a date would opt […]

Focus on the Law: Injunctions

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Injunctions are orders made by a court to protect individuals from specific harm.  Under   Tennessee law, the Chancery Court has historically been the court of equity, undertaking to prevent harm rather than punish the wrongdoer.    The statutes enacted by the state legislature and the interpretation of those statutes by […]

Hitch’n a ride

By Joe Rector I’ve been doing a bit of driving to supplement my income. The job entails delivering a new car to one dealer and then returning with another from that lot. It’s a good job; I only wish the drives came at least a couple of times each week. At any rate, during these […]